Dexamethasone Precautions and Warnings

Who Should Not Take This Drug?

You should not take dexamethasone if you are:
 
  • Are allergic to it, Decadron®, Maxidex®, Ozurdex®, or any of the inactive components used to make this medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have a systemic fungal infection (a fungal infection that affects the whole body).
     
  • Have a viral, tuberculosis, or herpes infection of the eye (for the eye drops).
     
  • Have a fungal infection of the ear or eye (for the ear/eye drops).
     
  • Have a perforation (hole) in the ear drum (for the ear drops).
     
  • Have advanced glaucoma (for the eye implant).
     

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this medication should not be taken, as well as several safety concerns people should be aware of before starting treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific dexamethasone precautions and warnings that may apply to you.
 
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